Westminster Christian School

2700 W Highland Avenue
Elgin, IL 60124-0601
Tel: (847)695-0310
Grades: PK-12 | 418 students
Westminster Christian School has been providing Christ-centered education to the students and families of Chicago’s Northwest suburbs since 1978. Located in Elgin, IL, Westminster Christian School offers an outstanding academic, fine arts, athletic and spiritual education. Classes are available from preschool through 12th grade and provide: • ACSI Accredited/ISBE Recognized • Resource services available • 13:1 student/teacher ratio • Financial assistance available • Award-winning fine arts - visual and performing • Quality IHSA sanctioned athletic programs (5th–12th grade) Westminister Christian School is so much more than a school. WCS inspires students in a grace-filled learning community to: Discover God and His creation Develop their unique gifts and abilities Display Christ confidently in their lives Visit our website or call Westminster Christian School to learn more.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, learning disabilities (mild to moderate), ADHD, PDD/NOS, Mild Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Vision and Hearing impaired
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 418 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Westminster Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses See Curriculum Guide on our website for a full listing of college/dual credit courses available.
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Modest and appropriate)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Preschool: Varies Elementary Tuition: $7,630 Middle School Tuition: $8,540 High School Tuition: $9,360
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Beth Lindberg

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Crossroads (Compassion Ministry), Future Teachers of America, Mission Trips, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoor Club, Perfoming Arts, Science Olympiad, Student Government, Worship Team/Chapel, Yearbook Mission Trips, Newspaper, Outdoor Club, Perfoming Arts, Yearbook, Crossroads (Compassion Ministry),
Future Teachers of America,
National Honor Society,
Science Olympiad,
Student Government,
Worship Team/Chapel,

School Notes

  • WCS, a ministry of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, was founded in 1978 and is located on 22 acres at the western edge of Elgin, just west of Randall Road. The instructional programs at WCS are traditional, teacher-directed, Christ-centered, core academic that use materials selected to reach goals and objectives developed by teachers and board committees through proper needs assessments. The program also includes instruction in art, music, computers, and physical education. The instructional program is defined as college preparatory with graduation requirements that exceed state prescriptions.

Profile last updated: 08/31/2015

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School Reviews

We were looking for a Christian high school for our two children with a strong science and math program. We found it at Westminster, where they have thrived socially and spiritually as well as academically. Attending a smaller school allowed them to participate in many different activities (including sports, clubs, fine arts, and service organizations), develop enduring relationships, and receive a lot of personalized attention from the incredibly dedicated teachers. Both have especially enjoyed the Science Olympiad program, and the opportunity to compete at the state level. Bottom line: great faculty, great programs, great values, and a great school.
- Posted by Parent, 03/22/16
We currently have 3 elementary aged children at WCS and another on her way to Preschool in a couple of years. We never imagined ourselves as a private school family, but Westminster was a game changer from the moment we stepped foot inside. This is a place our children are growing and thriving, not only in their academics, but in the emotionally, spiritually, and in their character growth, as well. Westminster is a place that is truly set apart. Taste and see....
- Posted by Parent, 03/18/16
As a parent we could not be happier with Westminster. Our children have grown spiritually, academically and socially. I love the close community feel in the school and the love all the teachers show their students. For a small private school there are lots of extracurricular activity which was very important to us. I highly recommend the school for a fantastic Christian education.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16
We have three children at WCS. Our experience has been incredible. All of their teachers have shown a care and compassion for our children that is moving. The school's commitment to academic excellence has only been enhanced by its current Head of School Steve Hall. This school is a bright rising star in K-12 Christian academia. We are thankful for being part of the WCS community and pray for God's continued blessing on the school and the community at large.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16
Amazing place that has nurtured my daughters in their faith, giftedness and provided an exceptional education experience.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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